In a narrow win over Wake Forest Tuesday, Duke got its latest and most potent reminder that it’s not going anywhere this March without Zion Williamson.
The good news from Tuesday’s bad game is that it sounds like Williamson will be back for the ACC Tournament next week.
Head coach Mike Krzyzewski told reporters after the Wake Forest game that Williamson has been doing some “basketball stuff” and should be ready for next week’s ACC Tournament.
Coach K feels good about Zion for ACC Tournament
As for Saturday’s showdown with rival North Carolina? Krzyzewski wasn’t so optimistic.
“I don’t think he’ll be ready for Saturday,” Krzyzewski said. “I have to be careful not to push this. I’d be surprised if he’s not ready by the ACC tournament.”
Duke drastically different without Zion
Without Williamson, Duke has looked little like the juggernaut that started the season, going 3-2 in the games since he sprained his knee when his shoe blew out in the opening minute of a loss to North Carolina.